Juventus strengthened their grip on top spot in the Serie A standings after recording a comfortable 4-1 victory over Torino, while relegation-threatened Frosinone held Champions League hopefuls Fiorentina to goalless draw.
First-half goals from Paul Pogba and Sami Khedira put Juventus firmly in the control at the half-time break. However, Torino were handed a lifeline just three minutes after the restart when Andrea Belotti pulled one back from the penalty spot.
That only served to reignite the visitors, with Álvaro Morata restoring their two-goal cushion on 63 minutes before slotting home again in the 76th minute to put the result beyond doubt.
The result was soured somewhat when Khedira received a straight red card three minutes from time, but it had no tangible affect on the final result as Juve saw out the remaining minutes with relative ease.
The day’s action got under way with a clash at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, with Atalanta running out 2-0 victors against Bologna.
Alessandro Diamanti teed up Alejandro Gomez for the opening goal in the 27th minute before turning goalscorer in first-half injury time, Mauricio Pinilla providing the assist for the second goal.
At Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Carpi bolstered their survival prospects after recording a vital 2-1 win against bottom-of-the-table Hellas Verona.
The first half looked to be heading for a goalless draw before Antonio Di Gaudio slotted home from the left side of the box to hand Carpi the lead three minute from half-time.
Artur Ionita headed the hosts back on level terms just after the hour mark only for Carpi’s Antonio Di Gaudio to find the top-right corner direct from a free-kick three minutes later.
Chievo, meanwhile, moved further away from an impending relegation scrap as Riccardo Meggiorini’s 24th-minute goal secured a 1-0 win over Sampdoria at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris in Genova.
Fiorentina‘s Champions League aspirations took a denting as they played to a goalless draw with Frosinone at Stadio Comunale Matusa, while it was honours even between Sassuolo and Udinese at Stadio Città del Tricolore as Matteo Pilotano netted on 64 minutes to cancel out Daniel Zapata’s eighth-minute opener.
Atalanta 2-0 Bologna
Hellas Verona 1-2 Carpi
Sampdoria 0-1 Chievo
Frosinone 0-0 Fiorentina
Torino 1-4 Juventus
Sassuolo 1-1 Udinese